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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Journal Special IssueAiding Government Effectiveness in Developing Countries
For more than two decades, addressing constraints to better governance in developing countries has been a priority issue for the international donor community...Economic assistance and foreign aid Education Planning
Working PaperThe World Bank’s Health Projects in Timor-Leste: the Political Economy of Effective Aid
The World Bank’s health sector projects in Timor-Leste—the Health Sector Rehabilitation and Development Project and the Second Health Sector Rehabilitation and Development Project—have been among the few successful operations it has...Economic assistance and foreign aid Planning Public health
Book ChapterViolence in Peace: Understanding Increased Violence in Early Post-conflict Transitions and its Implications for Development
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentConflict management Economic development International agencies
Working PaperViolence in Peace: Understanding Increased Violence in Early Post-Conflict Transitions and Its Implications for Development
A key issue for development in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries has been an escalation of violence during post-conflict transitions...Conflict management Economic development International agencies
BookThe Role of the State in Economic Change
The role of the state has occupied centre stage in the development of economics as an independent discipline and is one of the most contentious issues addressed by contemporary economists and political economists...Imperialism Industrialization Planning
From the book: The Role of the State in Economic ChangeIndustrialization Planning Socialism
Book ChapterRole of the State in Economic Change: Entrepreneurship and Conflict Management
From the book: The Role of the State in Economic ChangeConflict management Entrepreneurship Planning